When you work with some of the most accomplished athletes in the world, you can count on them to move forward at their own pace. For Richard Mille (fake Richard Mille), this is exactly the way he likes it, because it challenges him time and time again and takes things to the next level. Rafael Nadal, who won 19 Grand Slam singles titles, also wore Richard Mille on the court. This means that the RM 35-02 not only needs to be very light but also very strong.
Richard Mille (Richard Mille) achieved this goal by making CarbonTPT® and QuartzTPT® into shells. These materials combine extraordinary strength and extraordinary lightness. The maximum thickness of each layer is only 45 microns, and then impregnated with resin. Each layer is placed at an angle of 45° relative to the layer below to further expand the strength of the final material. When they are all stacked, they are pressurized to 6 bar and heated to 120°C. Then put the removed wooden block into a CNC machine and mill it into a suitable shell shape. Although these materials have various advantages, they also have an almost inlaid appearance, which is undesirable for every watch.
The automatic movement inside the RM 35-02 is also a kind of visual enjoyment, and it is technologically very advanced. The bridge and base plate are skeletonized and made of grade 5 titanium. This means they are very strong and can withstand accelerations up to 5,000 grams. Of course, this movement is also equipped with Richard Mille (Richard Mille) signature and patented variable geometry rotor. Thanks to the weight segments that can be placed in six positions, the winding effect matches the user’s activity level. The movement has a very technical appearance, which can be appreciated from the front or the back, because both are equipped with sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. It is not that Nadal spends a lot of time watching the game, but for Richard Mille’s other customers, it is undoubtedly a treat.